Annagiri Sumana

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: sumana [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

    Evolution Ecology Animal Behaviour


Academic Background:
  1. BSc (Botany, Biochemistry & Zoology), Maharani's College (Mysore University), 1993
  2. Post Grad Diploma (Ecology & Environment), Indian Institute of Ecology and Envirnom (New Delhi), 1994
  3. MSc (Bioscience), Hemagangotri - Hassan (Mysore University), 1995
  4. PhD (Dominance Hierarchy in a social wasp), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), 2002


Positions:
  1. Post Doctoral Fellow, Tufts University (2002 - 2004)
  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (2008 - 2014)
  3. Chairman - Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (2012 - 2014)
  4. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )


Awards and Honors:
  1. First Rank from Mysore University (1995)
  2. Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for lectureship award from Council of Scientific and and Industrial Research & University Grants Commission (Government of India) (1995)
  3. Emerging nations award from Animal Behaviour Society and International Ethology conference, 2011 (2011)


Selected Publications:
  1. Kaur, Rajbir and Sumana, Annagiri. 2014. "Coupled adult-brood transport augments relocation in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum." Insectes Sociaux, 61, 141-143
  2. Annagiri, Sumana and Sona, Chandan. 2013. "Key relocation leaders in an Indian queenless ant." Behavioural Processes, 97, 84-89
  3. Kaur, Rajbir; K, Anoop and Annagiri, Sumana. 2012. "Leaders follow leaders to reunite the colony: relocation dynamics of an Indian queenless ant in its natural habitat. ." Animal Behaviour , 83, 1345–1353